FOTOfusion 2018 - Thursday Schedule

Color Key

100 Series
Seminar
200 Series
FOTOshoot
300 Series
Computer Lab
400 Series
Master Workshops
500 Series
Lecture Demo / Computer Lab / FOTOshoots
600 Series
Community Events
700 Series: Free to Public
Portfolio Review / Technology Center
Special Events

>CLICK HERE for a description of the different types of events.

Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.

* FOTOshoot times indicate time that field trip leaves from The Centre and time that FOTOshoot ends at the location.  Please arrive at the Centre at least 15 minutes before departure time.  All FOTOshoots leave from Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s courtyard at indicated starting time. The FOTOshoot will end at the time indicated and additional time should be allowed to return to the Photographic Centre before your next event.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30AM-9:30AM 211 A Walkabout Along South Lake Trail: Mastering Light & Metering with George Schaub
Location: Courtyard
8:00AM-1:00PM 411 Portraiture with J Tomas Lopez
Location: Studio
8:30AM-10:00AM 117 Please Sign This: Analyzing Client Contracts with Todd Bigelow
Location: City Commission Chamber
8:30AM-10:00AM 118 Finding your Way: Photography, Life and the Personal Project with Brendan Bannon
Location: Flagler Room
8:30AM-10:00AM 305 Demystifying the Lightroom Development Module with Alan Winslow
Location: Digital Lab 1
8:30AM-11:30AM 412 Social Media – What I Do on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook that Works with Gary Hershorn
Location: Digital Lab 2
10:00AM-11:00AM 607 Curiouser and Curiouser: Down the Rabbit Hole with Melissa Golden
Location: Library Auditorium
10:30AM-12:00PM 121 Visual Literacy in the Time of Fake News: Is Ethics Dead?
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:30AM-12:00PM 122 Tell Me More: Merging Images and Verse with Susan Currie
Location: Flagler Room
11:00AM-1:00PM P3 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:00AM-1:00PM P3a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:30AM-12:30PM 608 Turning the Last Page Project: Traveling with a Social Purpose with Vincent Versace
Location: Library Auditorium
1:00PM-2:00PM 609 Breaking the Rules of Landscape Photography with Joshua Cripps
Location: Library Auditorium
1:30PM-4:30PM 212 Capture the Action of a Polo Match with Adam Stoltman
Location: Courtyard
2:00PM-5:30PM 413 Photographing Wildlife With Strobe: Meet Your Florida Neighbors with Karine Aigner
Location: Clematis Room
2:30PM-3:30PM 610 Looking Back with Constantine Manos
Location: Library Auditorium
2:30PM-4:00PM 125 Portraits: What's Hot? What's Not? What's Important?
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 126 Expanding Your Creativity with Time/Motion Techniques with Lewis Kemper
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 307 Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan
Location: Digital Lab 1
2:30PM-5:30PM 415 Adobe Camera Raw - Retouching, HDRs, Panos and Video Enhancing Miracles with Jack Davis
Location: Digital Lab 2
3:45PM-4:45PM 611 Why You should Collect Photographs if You're a Photographer with Daile Kaplan
Location: Library Auditorium
4:30PM-6:00PM 129 Finding Alternative Markets for your Work
Location: City Commission Chamber
4:30PM-6:00PM 130 Exploiting the Power of the Lens with Joseph Meehan
Location: Flagler Room
4:30PM-6:00PM 308 PhotoShop Creativity - The Next Step with Laurence Gartel
Location: Digital Lab 1
4:30PM-7:30PM 501 Available Light Photography With The Leica System: Clematis At Night with Tom Smith & Rob Passman
Location: Pro Shop
5:00PM-6:00PM 612 Telling a Story Through Pictures, The Photo Essay in the 21st century with Tim Rasmussen
Location: Library Auditorium
6:00PM-8:00PM s2 Opening Night Reception of Howard Schatz Exhibition
Location: Museum

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Descriptions

6:30 AM - 9:30 AM

 FOTOshoot 211

A Walkabout Along South Lake Trail: Mastering Light & Metering with George Schaub

We will meet at the Centre, from there we will carpool to the Hyatt and begin our walk at sunrise (7AM). We will follow the shores of the waterway on the South Lake Trail from Royal Park to the Flagler Bridges. We will meander around Palm Beach a bit then head back to the Photographic Centre via the marina and Clematis Park. As the sun rises and the light and scene changes, we’ll stop at strategic points for discussions and hands-on work including when to choose and how to use various metering patterns, plus cover exposure lock, aperture and shutter priority, ISO settings, and creative modes like HDR.

Location: Courtyard

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Master Workshop 411

Portraiture with J Tomas Lopez

Lecture, FOTOshoot, Review in Computer Lab

Additional Fee: $30.00

Ansel Adams famously compared the photographic process to music, with the negative being the score and the print the interpretation or playing of that score. With that said, it makes sense that to adhere to the obstinate philosophy that cropping, restaging, burning, dodging, blurring is heresy or somehow not kosher is absurd. Picasso said that “An artist makes the lie believable.” In this class, we will take the portrait through a rigorous evolution. Beginning with the shoot, which will take into consideration manipulations that are possible in post production to editing the image and finally to the fine art print. This workshop will give participants an excellent re-learning of fine art portraiture.

 

Location: Studio

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 117

Please Sign This: Analyzing Client Contracts with Todd Bigelow

Using real, redacted client contracts as the basis for this workshop section, we will explore particular sections which photographers should carefully scrutinize in order to determine if the agreement is acceptable, needs amending or is not in the photographer's best interest. These contracts provide valuable insight into standards and trends in the business and acceptance of the terms can impact your business in positive or negative ways. 

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 118

Finding your Way: Photography, Life and the Personal Project with Brendan Bannon

Find the potential for your long-term project work to thrive photographically, and beyond the camera. Share your progress as a group discussing with documentary photographer Bannon your project's potential, direction and its implications. Bannon’s personal work has given birth to recording projects, refugee workshops and many unconventional exhibitions. Participants are required to bring 20 images of an ongoing project to share and discuss.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 305

Demystifying the Lightroom Development Module with Alan Winslow

You've taken some great images and now you're ready to put on the final touches. Photographer/Educator Alan Winslow will walk you through the Adobe Lightroom Development module. At lab’s end you'll have the tools needed to tone all of your images to perfection! Sample work images will be provided.

Location: Digital Lab 1

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Master Workshop 412

Social Media – What I Do on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook that Works with Gary Hershorn

After having left the day to day life of a print photojournalist at Reuters in early 2014, I set out as a freelancer with the idea that any successful photographer in today’s world would have to have a large presence on social media. Let’s chat about what works on the social media platforms of Instagram/Twitter/Facebook specifically and how understanding your audience/community helps you grow your following and hopefully get you paid assignments. We will also talk about the analytics the platforms offer their users to help you understand who follows you and why.

Location: Digital Lab 2

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Community Event 607

Curiouser and Curiouser: Down the Rabbit Hole with Melissa Golden

©Melissa Golden

This world and the people in it have bewildered Melissa Golden from the very beginning. When she discovered photography, she recognized its power to simultaneously document and connect with all the things that perplexed her. Join her as she reflects on her career as a photojournalist, the strange and wondrous things she’s encountered, and how photography can bring us closer to understanding who we are.

Location: Library Auditorium

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 121

Visual Literacy in the Time of Fake News: Is Ethics Dead?

Santiago Lyon, Scott McKiernan, Robert Pledge, Judy Walgren; Moderator: Kelli Grant

©Kelli Grant

With cutbacks and budgets slashing news outlets, the veracity of news stories in today’s environment has become more and more suspect. In a time of “Fake News,’ what’s real anymore...and how can you tell? And has “ethics” taken a back seat? Join a distinguished panel of industry experts as they discuss the current climate of the news media.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 122

Tell Me More: Merging Images and Verse with Susan Currie

Join Boston-based Author and Photographer Susan Currie for an in depth exploration into the practice of tethering words and photographs to reveal the bigger picture behind still imagery. Currie, an associate editor at L.A. YOGA magazine, is widely known for her practice of lyrically merging images and verse. Her work reflects a commitment to capturing the quiet moments of everyday life and has been widely published in both print and online, and also exhibited at galleries throughout New England. Tell Me More will include an overview of

the tradition, insights into Susan’s personal creative practice, readings from her new book Gracenotes, as well as a wrap up.

Location: Flagler Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P3

FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews

Bring your portfolio for top photographers, picture editors and other pros in the business to evaluate your work. 

Portfolio reviews are available Wednesday through Saturday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Register 1 day in advance for each portfolio review. If there is availability, you may sign up the same day. Times may vary, so consult the individual daily schedule for exact times.

You may request a portfolio review with a specific artist. To schedule a review with a specific artist, go to the portfolio review area to see the schedule. Please do this before the artist's schedule fills up. Individual artists are scheduled for certain day(s) and time(s) and are only available when they are scheduled.

Location: Library 3rd Floor

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P3a

How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic

A great opportunity to have a personalized half hour session with experienced editor, and successful photographers’ representative, Debbie Bondulic. You will receive up to date constructive information to help shape your portfolio for your clients.

For more info see the Portfolio Review Page

Location: Library 3rd Floor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Community Event 608

Turning the Last Page Project: Traveling with a Social Purpose with Vincent Versace

I have come to believe that I was put on this earth to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Sometimes by myself, sometimes leading a group of like-minded photographers to see what there is to see. What has evolved from my journeys is the Turning the Last Page Project. From India, Peru, Vietnam, Morocco, Thailand, Myanmar and Cuba I have made it a point to photograph the past that is present today. To capture the echoes of innocence, the echoes of the past that binds and persevere that in a visual record.

Through the course of this journey I have found the path not walked by everyone, the places that not everyone goes to but are the places around the world we all dream of seeing and the people we hope to meet.

I have for many years loved making pictures in these of the beaten path places. My interest was never the politics of the place, but rather to record the incredible spirit and beauty of the people there. As these places move into the 21st century there is a risk that much will be lost. My goal is to hold the images that take me like a breath held expectant and to create a body of work that when viewed offers the same emotional experience I had when the moment took me and I committed it to the moment’s capture.

 

Location: Library Auditorium

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 609

Breaking the Rules of Landscape Photography with Joshua Cripps

Sponsored by Nikon

Modern landscape photography has fallen into a rut where the most popular images tend to follow specific rules. In this fun talk Josh will show how breaking these rules can lead to more creative, unique, and personal photos. Learn how using atypical lenses and unusual camera techniques, shooting in “bad” light, and not relying on photographic crutches like “epic” sunsets can help you create photos that speak from your heart. Josh will also share a personal tale of how breaking one of his own rules led to a new passion and even more love for landscape photography.

Location: Library Auditorium

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 212

Capture the Action of a Polo Match with Adam Stoltman

Learn to anticipate action, hone your reflexes, and sharpen your skills at a Palm Beach area polo match. Join 30-year veteran sports photographer Adam on a live sports shoot and get on-site instruction in how to cover action first hand. There will be a review and discussion of the images produced. Attend a live event with this veteran of 10 Olympic Games and former Deputy Picture Editor for Sports Illustrated.

Location: Courtyard

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 Master Workshop 413

Photographing Wildlife With Strobe: Meet Your Florida Neighbors with Karine Aigner

MYN (http://meetyourneighbours.net/) is an international conservation/nature photography project using photos of plants and animals to help people discover the wildlife in their own communities. By photographing life on a white background in a specific way, the project celebrates the "not always so iconic" life we live side by side with, but rarely pay notice to. A lecture will introduce the project and how the field studio works. The 'studio' is easily made--the key ingredients are two off camera flashes, and a piece of plexiglass. Then we go to a sanctuary, a preserve, bringing our ‘studios’, and make images in the field. On Friday we meet to review and talk about postproduction.

Requirements: You will need two strobes and a transmitter to fire them off camera, or need to know how to use one strobe to fire the other, and a macro lens. 

The critique will be on Friday, 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Clematis room. 

Location: Clematis Room

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 610

Looking Back with Constantine Manos

Sponsored by Leica

In this illustrated lecture veteran Magnum photographer Constantine Manos will take us back to his beginnings in the school camera club. He will show his first serious black and white work in his native South Carolina at the age of eighteen and bring us full circle with his most recent color work.

Sponsored by Leica.

Location: Library Auditorium

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 125

Portraits: What's Hot? What's Not? What's Important?

Marco Grob, Andrea Modica, Howard Schatz, Joyce Tenneson, Moderator: Robert Pledge

Everyone needs portraits but no two portraits are the same. What makes them special? What are creative directors asking for today? How does one differentiate themselves from everyone else? Join a distinguished panel of photographers whose portrait work has set a high bar for others to reach. Join them in a spirited panel discussion about what works, what doesn’t and what’s important to them!

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 126

Expanding Your Creativity with Time/Motion Techniques with Lewis Kemper

Today’s outdoor photographer has many options for expanding your creativity beyond that of a simple exposure. Using techniques such as Long Exposures, both day and night, we can now make photographs that dazzle the viewer. By using strong neutral density filters in the day we can capture motion in still images. Night photography of the stars, along with light painting, open up whole new areas of creativity. In this session, you will learn about different options for neutral density filters and how to calculate exposure when using them. I will also cover how to create the feeling of motion in still images using apps such as Plotograph.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 307

Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan

Seán will show the creative possibilities for making photo collages and composites on iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. Long a fan of using Photoshop for his composites (and even the co-author of a book on the subject), Seán began creating mobile composites shortly after he got his first iPhone several years ago, and has been enthusiastically exploring this medium and pushing the limits of what is possible on mobile devices ever since. Seán will share some of the best apps for making collage or composite images, including ones that allow layers and masking techniques, and demonstrate his processing workflow and how some of his mobile composites were created. 

Location: Digital Lab 1

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 Master Workshop 415

Adobe Camera Raw - Retouching, HDRs, Panos and Video Enhancing Miracles with Jack Davis

Most people know Adobe Camera Raw (like it’s cousin Lightroom) can optimize their images amazingly well, but they then jump right into Photoshop for their retouching, enhancing and special effects - not realizing there are now incredibly powerful features in ACR that allow a huge amount of the "polishing" of your photographs to be done right there! From HDR  combining and tone-mapping, to panorama stitching and haze removal, to glamour skin softening, eye and teeth enhancing, and skin color unifying. And now that ACR is a filter within Photoshop, that means that all of this incredible power can be used on ANYTHING that can be opened in Photoshop - including VIDEO! Join award-winning photographer and author Jack Davis for this session that is sure to inspire!

Location: Digital Lab 2

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 611

Why You should Collect Photographs if You're a Photographer with Daile Kaplan

Every photographer dreams of crossing over from commercial or editorial work to the fine art photography marketplace. The attendant rewards--gallery shows, museum exhibitions, beautiful publications--are within your reach but understanding the mechanics of this global market is key. This lecture will introduce a range of topics, including how the contemporary art market is changing the classical photographs world; the difference between vintage and modern prints; the impact of editions; the importance of publications; and identifying receptive gallerists. The range of photographic expression will be shown: Early Photography, Vernacular and Classical Photography, Contemporary Photography.

Location: Library Auditorium

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seminar 129

Finding Alternative Markets for your Work

Dennis Dimick, Evan Jane Kriss, Ruaridh Stewart, Vincent Versace, Moderator: William Snyder

As more and more traditional markets for editorial photography disappear with budget cuts and downsizing, where can today’s photographer turn to with hopes of finding alternative markets for their work. Join a distinguished panel of photographers, editors and educators as they offer possible solutions and paths on an ever changing photographic map.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 130

Exploiting the Power of the Lens with Joseph Meehan

Today’s photographer can choose from an amazing array of photographic lenses including fixed focal length models, various zoom designs and even specialized optics such as shift & tilt lenses. But like any tool, the user needs to understand exactly what lenses are capable of in order to exploit this most powerful and versatile tool. Meehan will present various lens techniques he has perfected over a five-decade career in photography using examples of landscapes, portraits, close-ups and action situations. Certain lens myths and misinterpretations will also be noted throughout the presentation.

 

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 308

PhotoShop Creativity - The Next Step with Laurence Gartel

The thing about Photoshop is, the more you learn about it, the more you begin to grasp the limitless creative potential the program makes possible. In this innovative workshop with digital pioneer Laurence Gartel, you will dig deeper into Photoshop – exploring the tools and processes that lie beneath the surface of the toolbar and pull-down menus. Let your imagination go wild – Photoshop will deliver!

Location: Digital Lab 1

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 Event 501

Available Light Photography With The Leica System: Clematis At Night with Tom Smith & Rob Passman

Sponsored by Leica

Leica M9

Experience shooting with Leica experts Tom Smith and Rob Passman, and catch the light of the magic hour exploring Clematis at Night. You will learn camera basics and be free to survey on your own or with personal instruction. From the simplicity of the Leica DLux (Typ 109) to the creative possibilities of the Leica M10, and the Leica SL (Typ 601), the Leica product range offers a photographic option for all users. Bring an SD Card that can be formatted so you can take your images after the shoot. Those shooting with other cameras are welcome to join this FOTOshoot, but Leica Camera will offer a mix of Leica products on loan. 

 

Location: Pro Shop

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Community Event 612

Telling a Story Through Pictures, The Photo Essay in the 21st century with Tim Rasmussen

In this golden age of photography how do I create a body of work that stands out among the visual noise? From the classic photo essay, to using new and different styles of photography to tell a story with images that rise to more than just a 1000 words. 

Location: Library Auditorium

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Special Event s2

Opening Night Reception of Howard Schatz Exhibition

Howard Schatz:

Over the last 25 years the fine art work of Howard Schatz has been published in twenty-two books. He has had over a hundred museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, and has won virtually every award in photography. He has photographed for Time, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, New York, Stern, L’Espresso, Marie Clair, Glamour, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. He has made extraordinary images for such advertising clients as Ralph Lauren, Nike, Reebok, Sony, Adidas and Mercedes-Benz. His work includes an incomparable range of artistic explorations of movement in dance and sports, portraiture, ground-breaking underwater work, beauty and fashion, still life, architecture, landscape, and, most remarkably, beautiful and original studies of the human body.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, January 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 23 through March 10, 2018
Museum Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Museum